Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation Nation

Novemember 2002 News

Page updated on Novemember 30, 2002
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More about the open letter to Rolling Stone

Hi everyone,

We are sorry for the confusion, but JOAN JETT did NOT write the open letter to Rolling Stone, rather it was written by Maya Price, a talented performer and writer in New York City, and it was forwarded to us.

I loved the content, but we had nothing to do with writing it.

Thanks for the strong response to it.

Kind regards and happy thanksgiving,

Joan signs Mustang

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Click to enlarge On Saturday, November 23, in Morristown, NJ, Joan took the time to sign the dashboard of Sandy Grimbly of Ontario, Canada. Sandy's custom painted Mustang features JOAN JETT artwork on the truck, sides and the BLACKHEART RECORDS logo on the hood of the car. Sandy and her friends drove 12 hours from Ontario for the show in New Jersey!

Joan featured on VH1

Joan will be featured on the VH1 show I Love The 80's 1982.

12-17-02 9:00pm EST
12-18-02 12:00am EST
12-20-02 3:00pm EST

Click here to visit VH1's website.

Joan Radio Interview
from: WDHA FM

Joan will be doing a radio interview on WDHA FM in New Jersey at 6pm Friday (November 22, 2002).

Click here to visit WDHA's website.

An Open Letter to Rolling Stone
from: Maya Price

This letter was written to rolling stone after their "women in "rock" issue was published, but was not printed by their editors. Please forward it to all the rocking people you know!!!!!

I tried to find some cleverly worded way to express my disgust with your "Women in Rock" issue, but what i have to say is really quite simple: You guys are completely retarded.

By RS standards, Rock is no longer a style of music but a trendy costume to be whipped up by expensive stylists and slapped onto the latest pop tart barbie doll. Give a girl some tight pants and a spiky bracelet and POOF! She ROCKS!


VH1 Classic celebrates Girl Power

VH1 Classic celebrates girl power on November 23rd and 24th with a weekend of 'Sisters Doin' It For Themselves'! Tune in to see special hosts Ann and Nancy Wilson play videos by your favorite female artists!

Nights of the Caribbean

You remember the songs "I Love Rock & Roll" and "We Got the Beat"? JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS and The Go-Gos, (the artists who performed those songs respectively), will be part of the musical supply of the "Nights of the Caribbean" that will be presented November 15 and 16, and December 29, in the Exhibition Center of the Caribbean Hotel Hilton.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS prove "Good Music" never goes out of style!

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JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS stormed the California Mid State Fair on Aug.2nd and proved that the more things change... well, the more they stay the same. "Good Music" or in this case, kick ass Rock n Roll at it's purest and nastiest just never goes out of style. Jett, the original Riot grrrl, has become an icon in the music world, influencing scores of artists (Britney Spears included a cover of Jetts "I Love Rock n Roll" on her latest CD) and has endured during various trends (remember Grunge?) in the music industry and has truly stood the test of time.

Before the show we got together with Joans long time musical partner, collaborater, and keyboard player, KENNY LAGUNA whose partnership with Joan dates back to 1979. Laguna started his musical career at the ripe age of 13 and has remained constant in Joans career and personal life. After talking to Kenny and the other band members we were introduced to Joan who was very pleasant and accomadating to all. Kenny and Elliot (Joans Tour Manager) made sure we had great seats, (on the side of the stage no less!!)

Hitting the stage for the first of two standing room only shows, one cant help but notice how great Joan looks, and how tight the BLACKHEARTS are as a band (Doug (Needles) Cangialosi-Guitar, Dave Z-Bass, THOMMY PRICE-Drums, KENNY LAGUNA-Keyboards). Highlights included " Do You Wanna Touch Me" (oh yea), I Love Rock n Roll","Bad Reputation" "Good Music"and a stunning rendition of "Love Is All Around"(The Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song).


Kenny and Joan Radio Interview

Kenny and Joan will be interviewed on Monday night (November 11) on WFMU between 7-8 p.m est. WFMU is 91.1 in the NYC/Northern NJ area, WXHD 90.1 in Western NJ, Northern Pennsylvania and the Hudson Valley of NY. It is also streamed live on the web at and will be archived afterwards at
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